Jo gained her MA in Applied Linguistics (TEFL) in 2003, specialising in first- and second-language acquisition, with specific focus on the Effect of Formal Instruction on Classroom Teaching. She also has a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in Modern Foreign Languages (French and Italian) and TEFL, together with the Trinity TESOL Certificate and a Cert. Ed. in Further and Adult Education. She was approved as Assistant CELTA Tutor by Cambridge English in February 2015.